“We have gained more than the minimum number of signatures required, all from volunteer circulators, as a part of a grassroots bi-partisan effort to save lives from late-term abortion,” said Lauren Castillo, spokesperson for Due Date Too Late.
DENVER, COLORADO (03-03-2020) — On the eve of the March 4th deadline, Due Date Too Late has collected more than 135,000 signatures as a part of a bi-partisan effort to limit late term abortions in the state of Colorado. There were 43,000 signatures collected in the last 6 days. From a portion of the 135,000 signatures, our tracking indicates that more than 11% of voters signing the petition are Democrats and more than 26% are unaffiliated voters.
“We are turning in more than the required amount of signatures to the Secretary of State at 2 p.m. on March 4th. The momentum is building among communities across the state to end late-term abortion,” said Lauren Castillo, spokesperson for Due Date Too Late.
A recent Gallup poll indicates that 74% of all Americans believe there should be limitations on abortion. Our signature collection shows that Coloradans share those same beliefs, and are willing to move into action to support this effort. We are confident that this initiative will overwhelmingly pass on the November ballot.
Initiative 120 would restrict abortions after 22 weeks in pregnancy in the state of Colorado. The mother is not subject to any criminal penalties. There is an exception for a late-term abortion to be performed to save the life of the mother.
“We are pleased to exceed the number of signatures required to submit to the Secretary of State,” said Deacon Geoff Bennett, Vice President of Parish & Community Relations of Catholic Charities of Denver. “With the leadership of Archbishop Aquila we are proud how the Catholic community supported the moral teachings of the Church against the attacks on the most innocent among us. We realize there is still work to do and we are ready for the challenges that lie ahead in putting an end to late-term abortion in Colorado.”
You can find out more about DueDateTooLate at https://duedatetoolate.com/.
If you have any questions reach out to the spokesperson for Due Date Too Late, Lauren Castillo, at moc.etalootetadeud@aidem.
Read the Initiative here: https://duedatetoolate.com/initiative
A Knights of Columbus poll released in January 2020 also found:
- 65% of Americans are more likely to vote for candidates who support candidates who want to limit abortions after twelve weeks.
- 75% of Americans are against taxpayer-funding of international abortions.
A survey of 10,000 college students by College Pulse found that many wanted limits on abortion. For example, according to Students for Life of America's analysis:
- 20% said that fetal abnormalities is a reason to keep abortion legal.
- 23% said in the cases of rape.
- 24% said when health is at risk.
- 17% said in abusive relationships.
- 14% said if the partner of the mother left during the pregnancy.